"Surrender to a Stranger" as written by and Marc/ball Almond....

I'd like to drown me in my coffee
Counting hours with cappuccinos

Sitting framed within the window

I sit here acting like I'm reading
I'm lonely

I'm reading minds

And sadly dreaming
There's some of me left to believe in



That businessman smell
Found in one night hotels

The sheets are unwashed

Tobacco and sweat
From the stories they tell

And initials in dust

The man at the desk
Throws you looks of disgust

Soon I'll try hard to lose you
Drown you in my cappuccino



Sodom and Gomorrah
Come tomorrow

I won't know you from Adam or Eve

Look me in the eyes

And tell me you love me

Once, before you leave



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"Surrender to a Stranger" as written by Marc Almond David James Ball

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    General Commenti love this song but can someone please tell me what the lyrics mean?
    glen86on December 07, 2013   Link
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    General CommentSo if I am not too late with the reply I think this is about a person who is lost and lonely in the world full of people. Here this world is represented by the tobacco smelling coffee bar. Many people stay there for just a little while to have a coffee and have a read of newspaper, but no one seems to think of anyone... even of themselves. Our protagonist feel lonely and he feels sour... He is dreaming of someone whom he can open his soul to, or even just give his body, even for an hour or for a night... Just to fill this gap in his soul. But thoughts like this very soon leave the same venom and the same sour taste in his mouth as the bad coffee he just consumed... The one night stand won't solve the trouble and he understands this. World full of loneliness and desperation... You see, the hero even admits or notices the strange looks the bartnender throws at him. So there is a place in this world for the negative type of attention, but not for the warmness... That is what I think Marc wanted to convey in this song.
    Aly Lyuon March 03, 2014   Link

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